Article provided by Donna M. Maguire
The Children’s Book Review | January 24, 2016
Silly Willy Winston written to nurture joy of reading, stimulate curiosity and promote self-discovery and acceptance among young readers ages six to eight
Las Vegas, NV, September 25, 2015 – The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston – An ordinary pet with extraordinary adventures is the first book in the ‘Silly Willy Winston Children’s Book Series’ to be released by author, Donna M. Maguire. Silly Willy Winston, the main character in the series is based on the author’s Basset Hound. According to Maguire the book series was created to satisfy several key objectives. These goals included: (1) To promote literacy by helping to nurture a joy of reading through fun, humorous story telling, (2) To provide a message of love and friendship, not just for others but for the children reading the books as well, and (3) To ignite the young readers’ natural curiosity for the world, the environment and the creatures that inhabit it.
“It occurred to me that I had the perfect muse to achieve my goals,” Maguire said, his name is Winston but I call him Silly Willy Winston.” He is Maguire’s Basset Hound. According to Maguire, he has the biggest ears ever, a stout frame, huge paws and a super large snout. He trips over his ears and paws often, which makes him a bit of a clown. This never seems to bother him; instead he views people’s laughter as an invitation to make friends. Through his character and actions Silly Willy Winston promotes acceptance of our own differences as well as those of others.
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As the first book in the series, The Wacky World of Silly Willy Winston takes young reader on a journey of self-discovery, acceptance and love with Silly Willy Winston as he learns his unique traits have super powers. Young readers learn about Basset Hounds, spend a day in the life of Silly Willy Winston and they learn what he likes to do. They then discover how his unique traits enable him to become an unlikely hero in which they can relate. It is revealed to that that Silly Willy Winston takes on a number of secret identities and each of these identities aids him in helping friends in different ways. Super Snout helps friends over come fears and embrace new challenges. Inspector Snout helps them solve mysteries. Explorer Snout and Pirate Snout take them on adventures on the land and seas. Each alter ego will have a book, and each book will contain natural mysteries, rare animals and little known facts to stimulate curiosity and inspire a love of learning along the way. “My hope is that the young readers of the series will have so much fun with the stories that the messages and educational aspects blend seamlessly into the humor,” Maguire said.
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